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Being Cyrus (2005)

"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family.

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Homi Adajania

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Homi Adajania (original screenplay), Kersi Khambatta (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Dinshaw Sethna
Dimple Kapadia ... Katy Sethna
Saif Ali Khan ... Cyrus Mistry
Boman Irani ... Farokh Sethna
Simone Singh ... Tina Sethna
Honey Chhaya Honey Chhaya ... Fardounjee Sethna
Manoj Pahwa ... Inspector Maninder Lovely
Delna Patel Delna Patel ... Miss Vinci
Ravi Khote Ravi Khote ... Bonesetter
Carol Gracias Carol Gracias ... Girl in Dream / Beggar Girl
Zareen Bhasin Zareen Bhasin ... Farokh's Secretary
Keku Writer Keku Writer ... Eedu
Yasmin Khambatta Yasmin Khambatta ... Bonesetter's wife
Rayaan Gandhy Rayaan Gandhy ... Young Cyrus
Sephra Sephra ... Young Tina
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Storyline

The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren't quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is "Akoori." Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Who you let in can change your life

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Akoori See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Cyrus Mistry: You know how to play Chess, Mr. Sethna?
Fardounjee Sethna: Used to. I wasn't a Grandmaster or anything. But saala my father told me one thing about life from this game. He used to say, "Always remember, son. Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back into the same box."
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An Awesome well made movie, A pleasure to watch, No unnecessary Drama, WELL DONE HOMI !!!
24 April 2006 | by youhanmaSee all my reviews

What an amazing well made movie! The movie actually does have a very complex plot both Physiologically and sociologically but Homi's Direction make the movie simple to understand and a pleasure to watch!

I say complex Physiologically because it is, It takes you just enough into the depths of the minds of these two characters, namely Cyrus and Tina to make you understand that something is not right and the thrilling end explains it all. Sociologically because we see and hear about such things that happen to old people like Fardoonji on a daily basis in all communities and races in India and abroad (namely Mistreatment of older folks and sometimes even murder.) The Movie spends just enough time on all the aspects and issues which make it so interesting to watch. It touches upon the Idiosyncrasies of the Parsi Community, (but this could relate too and be true for any community as such) the dysfunctional family of the Sethna's and then delves into the psychology of two young kids messed up by years of abuse, all while keeping within the boundaries of traditional "Bawa" Humour!

Kudos to all of the stars as well, Saif Does an outstanding job with "Being Cyrus" and could very well be made an Honorary Bawa now. Dimple Kapadia and Nasrueidin Shah are absolutely brilliant and deserve to be nominated for some award, I don't care pick an award, ANY award! On the whole, a brilliant and well made movie, AWESOME JOB HOMI! You know industry insiders touted M.Night Shamalyan as the next Steven Spielberg in the US after the 6th sense! I think, if Homi Adjanina keeps up this trend he would definitely be the next Steven Spielberg of India!!! Bravo to this young Director!!!!!


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